Now, here's an example of a city providing a great community service. I am not sure if all the City of Toronto pools are free all year long, but this one was when I dropped in one Sunday morning in August when I was visiting my daughter. This was a large oval with the bulk of the oval being 25 yards (or meters) across. They even have lane ropes set up to demarcate a few lap lanes. It wasn't sunny when I was there, but I left in an exceptionally sunny mood.